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Procurement Connections Workshop

Governor's Office 
of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

in partnership with

Horseshoe Casino

invites you to attend

Maryland is OPEN for Business!

Are you interested in contracting opportunities with state agencies? 

 If so, then our Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop is for you. Join us for an overview of how our small, minority, women, and veteran procurement programs work. You'll learn what buyers are looking for right now and what's in the pipeline, then meet with them one-on-one during the open networking session. You can also connect with a variety of resource partners who can help your small business thrive.

Who should attend? 

 Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners 
interested in doing business with the state of Maryland.

Water Reclamation Feasibility Study

Weller Development Company, LLC (“Developer”) is seeking qualifications from consultants and engineers who have significant expertise in water reclamation facilities (“Respondent”).
Copyright © 2018 Weller Development Company, All rights reserved. 
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October is full of opportunities! 

Join us this month for an informative workshop to help you start & grow your small businessHere's a sampling of our financing and contracting sessions. See below for topics & dates. Check out our homepage, for other workshops including QuickBooks, Starting & Managing a Business and Managing Employees. 

It's also a great time to nominate your company or someone you know for one of our 2019 MD Small Business Week Awards. Nominations are being accepted through Jan. 9, 2019 for a variety of awards including: Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Exporter, Woman-Owned Small Business,Veteran-Owned Small Business, Minority-Owned Small Business, Financial Services Champion of the Year, Young Entrepreneur and more. Click the link above for full details.

Do you have a seasonal business? If so, take a quick read of our blog 18 Ideas for Marketing a Seasonal Business in the Off-Season

Upcoming Events:

 8a Contracting Program Orientation

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, Baltimore

Register here

 HUBZone Contracting Program Orientation

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, Baltimore

Register here

Speed Lending - Connecting Lenders & Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, Baltimore

Email to register

Government Contracting Basics

Wednesday, Oct. 31st, Annapolis

Register here

Governor's Office of Small, Minority 
& Women Business Affairs 

invites you to reserve a seat for our upcoming

Technical Training Classroom

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Governor's Coordinating Offices
First Floor Training Room
100 Community Place
Crownsville, Maryland 21032 

TTC August

Procurement 101

10 a.m. - 12 noon

New to state contracting? Start at the beginning. This class is for small businesses that have little or no knowledge of the state procurement process. We'll focus on common procurement terminology, examine how the state contracting arena operates, and provide resources to help you determine if pursuing work in the public sector would be beneficial to your company. Please bring pen and paper to take notes.

Who should attend? Small business owners who want to assess the state contracting arena and gain a better understanding of the procurement process.


Doing Business with the Federal Government

2 - 4 p.m.

Are you interested in obtaining Federal contracts? If so, join us for a basic overview of the federal procurement (acquisition) process. Over $30 billion of contracts were performed in Maryland last year. Learn about the federal marketplace - the what, the how, and the who. Hear about the resources to guide and support your efforts so you can compete with greater confidence in the federal contracting arena. Please bring pen and paper to take notes. 

Our special guest is Helga Weschke, Director of Federal Business Relations in the Office of Military & Federal Affairs at the Maryland Department of Commerce.  

Who should attend? Small, minority, and women business owners interested in learning more about how to navigate the federal procurement system.  


What you need to know:

There is no cost to attend.
Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
Bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Free parking and guest WiFi are available on-site.
Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
Café on premises (electronic payment only).

You're invited to join us for a Good Business Works Meet + Greet! 

Wed, Oct 24


Nancy by SNAC: 131 W North Ave

To RSVP contact: Allie Busching

Good Business Works is a network of businesses recognized in the community for their impact as good local employers. Join us to learn more about how to be recognized, connect with other local business leaders to discuss your experience, strategies, and challenges building a strong employee team, and help shape emerging resources and priorities.

Join Dr. Randal Pinkett for Business Over Breakfast

Join over 200 businesses on Saturday, November 10 as the Legislative Black Caucus hosts Business Over Breakfast during its 23rd Annual Weekend.


Register for the Legislative Black Caucus Weekend - Nov. 9th - Nov. 10



Baltimore District Office  - August 30, 2018

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SBA Baltimore Seeks Nominees 

2019 Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Baltimore District Office is accepting nominations for the next Maryland “Small Business Person of the Year,” and to compete for the national title during National Small Business Week, May 5-11, 2019. Nominees are also sought for Small Business Exporter of the Year and a variety of local award categories. The submission deadline is Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Small Business Person of the Year nominees are judged on a variety of criteria, including staying power, growth in employment and sales, innovation of products or services and evidence of contributions to the community.

Local award categories include: Financial Services Champion, Home-Based Small Business, Minority-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Woman-Owned Small Business, Family-Owned Small Business, Entrepreneurial Success, Small Business Exporter, Young Entrepreneur, Rising Star Student Entrepreneur and three industry awards, the Accountant Champion, Insurance Advocate and Attorney Advocate.

Nominations can be made by an individual or an organization. The Maryland program accepts nominations for individuals or businesses operating within the City of Baltimore and all Maryland counties except Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, which are accepted through SBA’s Washington Metro Area District Office. Winners will be announced in late March 2019 and will be honored at the 35th Annual MD Small Business Week Awards Luncheon in Woodlawn, Md. on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

To obtain nomination criteria and submission guidelines, visit us on the web at or contact Rachel Howard at (410) 244-3337 or by email at


Nominate Today!

US Black Chambers, Inc.'s Entrepreneur Training Program

Enroll now in this exclusive educational opportunity designed to help USBC members gain access to capital. Our information sessions provide an overview of the program and prepares you for the registration process.


University of Phoenix has provided tuition and scholarship awards to qualified business owners to attend these online classes free of charge! Here more about free classes at these information sessions.Get your business better prepared for tomorrow and register today.


Official class start dates: May 1, 2018, June 5, 2018July 10, 2018August 14, 2018September 18, 2018October 23, 2018November 27, 2018 and January 15, 2019. All classes are tentatively scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM ET.

  • Looking for advertising and sales tools? Our marketing course will prepare you to not only promote yourself but utilize the latest technological tools to grow revenue for your business.
  • Interested in procurement or supply chain opportunities? Take the cash flow analysis class to develop business development strategies that can help you land your next big contract.
  • Are you making a large purchase or acquisition? The financial statement preparation class can help you understand what a lender looks for when analyzing your loan application.
  • Need connections to larger business opportunities? Work with our USBC Chamber of Commerce leaders to connect to technical assistance providers, city/state business opportunities and other businesses that can be potential strategic alliance or joint venture partners.

Contact Brian Morse at to registerfor this "free" class for US Black Chambers, Inc.'s members.

If you would like to become a member of the US Black Chambers, Inc., click on the following link.

Gain Access to More Opportunities by Becoming a US Black Chambers' Member:

Regular Price: $199.99

*Click Here to Get Started! - Click here

Contact Brian Morse - to get started!


Open Recruitments

      • Highway Engineering Manager—Executive Service (MDTA)
      • Asset Control and Damage Recovery Specialist (MDTA)
      • ITS and Electrical Engineer (MDTA)
      • Transportation Facility Maintenance Worker III (MDTA)
      • Agency Procurement Specialist II (SHA)

These recruitments are open to anyone, both internal and external people may apply. You can find these our website page at:


Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a full-time Office Manager/Executive Assistant to support Operations for a Professional Asset Management Client in Baltimore.

The Firm and its affiliates bring in excess of 100 years of experience in financing and fostering small, minority, women, and veteran owned businesses.  The Firm offers a complete portfolio of financing products and strategic services to advance companies to the next level.

Under the direct supervision of the partners, the Office Manager shall carry out operational and administrative support for the Family of Funds. He/She will also supervise the administrative staff, oversee general office administration, and provide back-up support for the administrative staff.

For more information, visit: 

Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Must be available to work 6:30am to 3:00pm with overtime as needed (including Saturdays)
  • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
  • Must have the desire and drive to work
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
  • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
  • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
  • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

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